ab pysch - Chapter 2 A. Historical and Contemporary Views...

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Chapter 2 A. Historical and Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior 1. Early views a. Ancient Treatment b. Stone Age trephining involved chipping away a circular section of skull c. The Edwin Smith and Ebers papyri indicate that the Egyptians used surgery and prayers d. People were treated differently if thought to be possessed by good spirits rather than evil spirits. e. Exorcism was the primary treatment for demonic possession 2. Hippocrates’ early medical concepts included- physically oriented and interested in mental problems- USED FLUIDS a. Proposing that mental disorders had natural causes b. Categorizing disorders as mania, melancholia, or phrenitis c. Associating dreams and personality. Our heredity determines what kind of personality and characteristics we will have 3. Plato- physical a. Viewed psychological phenomena as responses to the whole organism b. Emphasized individual differences and Sociocultural influences c. Discussed hospital care 4. Aristotle wrote a lasting description of consciousness 5. Later Greek and Roman thought a. Egyptians proposed a wide range of therapeutic measures- social support b. Galen provided an anatomy of the nervous system c. Comfort was key to Roman medicine
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ARTS 2000 taught by Professor Broome during the Spring '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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ab pysch - Chapter 2 A. Historical and Contemporary Views...

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